Rails & Trails
The Railyard has long been a focal point for transportation in Santa Fe. In the late 19th and early 20th century, the site was a key interchange point between three railroads. More recent times brought the convergence of several of the City’s most important roadways, including Cerrillos Road, St. Francis Drive, Guadalupe Street and Paseo de Peralta.
Now in the 21st century, the resurgence of rail travel as a more economic and environmentally friendly means of travel comes to The Railyard with the arrival of the New Mexico RailRunner Express commuter service from points south, along with the continuation of the popular excursion trains of Santa Fe Southern Railway. Travel by foot, bicycle, bus, shuttle, taxi and other alternative modes have become increasingly important, and the redeveloped Railyard accommodates and encourages each of these modes of transportation.
New Mexico RailRunner Express
Seven day a week commuter rail transportation service between Belen, Albuquerque and Santa Fe. New Mexico Rail Runner Express passengers can transfer to the Airport Express Shuttle from the Downtown Albuquerque Station free of charge. For full schedule and connection information go to:
Santa Fe Trails
Santa Fe Trails provides direct connections to Routes 2 and 4 during most New Mexico Rail Runner Express arrival and departure times. It can also take you throughout the city via other bus routes. Buses also have bicycle racks.
Santa Fe Pickup
At this time the Santa Fe Pick Up shuttles have been reduced to on-demand pick-ups at the Railyard for each incoming Rail Runner train. Our on-demand service requires any potential rider to call our call center at 505-955-2001 and request a pick-up at the Railyard and we will proceed to drop them off at a Santa Fe Pick Up stop location.
The Rail Trail
The Santa Fe Rail Trail, one of our community’s most loved outdoor recreation amenities for hikers and bikers, will soon run from the Santa Fe Railyard to just outside the small community of Lamy, ending at Highway 285. Beginning at Montezuma Avenue near the Depot as The Alameda, the trail continues south of Paseo de Peralta where it is called the Alameda South. A future grade-separated crossing at St. Francis Drive, extension behind the School for the Deaf and crossing to the New Mexico State South Capitol Complex on Alta Vista Street, will be the connection that binds the Baca area and North Railyard as one site and brings the Rail Trail all the way to the Railyard.
The trail, which parallels the active Railway line, is paved and accessible between the Railyard and Rabbit Road and unimproved to rough south of Rabbit Road. The Santa Fe Rail Trail is a true community project, built with funds from city, county, state, and federal sources as well as private contributions raised by the Santa Fe Conservation Trust.
Driving to The Railyard? Click here for directions and parking details for The Railyard.
Santa Fe Southern Railway
Santa Fe Southern’s excursion rail service is unavailable until further notice. For more information call: 505-989-8600.